According to Gijs, the current brewing installation is challenging enough. "You can see fermentation tanks in different sizes that have been gradually expanded over the years. That also makes it fun and challenging, because it is constantly playing around to get everything out."A lot is done manually in the brewery. That means working hard for the brewing team, which consists of Eric, Anne and Iris.
"In the first month you'll lose 10kg here, you can cancel your gym subscription", says Eric. He had to get used to the physical aspect at the beginning, but it is especially satisfying. Besides the fact that beer is a tangible product, he says: "You can hold a glass of beer. People drink it and enjoy it, how cool is that!"
New tasting room with a brewery
The passion and love for the brewing world is tangible here. Nevertheless, everyone at De Leckere is looking forward to the opening of the Werkspoorcafé and the planned move to the new brewery. "In mid-October 2017, we will open the doors of Werkspoor Café De Leckere, our new tasting room in the Werkspoorkwartier," says Frank, who maintains contacts with customers. It must be the hot spot of the Werkspoorkwartier. "In mid-2018, the brewery will move to its new location, which is now industrial heritage. Previously, trains, locomotives and bridges were built." he continues. The new brewery and the Werkspoor Café will soon be less than 100 meters apart. "This is ideal for guided tours, tastings and events. In addition, we aim for a brewery that is as self-sufficient as possible, with which we take the next steps in the area of sustainability."